Tubo-Ovarian Abscess Evaluation
The evaluation of pelvic inflammatory disease and tubo-ovarian abscess begins with a history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam.
Physical findings in someone with a tubo-ovarian abscess may include:
- Lower abdominal tenderness
- Tenderness during pelvic examination
- Vaginal discharge
- Pus draining from the cervix
Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of tubo-ovarian abscess.
Tests that may be used to evaluate tubo-ovarian abscess include:
- VDRL blood test
- Complete blood count
- Chlamydia culture
- Gonorrhea culture
- Pelvic ultrasound
- PAP smear
- Pregnancy test
Imaging tests that may be used to evaluate tubo-ovarian abscess include:
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